July

Where to go on holiday in July

You know you want to go on holiday in July but not sure what destinations are best? Get in touch to discuss the options with us.

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African Safaris in July can be enjoyed in many destinations – in Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) it’s a cooler more comfortable time of year to travel and in Zambia, Malawi and East Africa, all the parks are open after the long rains. Weather on the Indian Ocean coast is improving all the time and the Great Migration arrives into Kenya’s Masai Mara! Head to Madagascar to see the Lemurs and other endemic wildlife and enjoy beautiful castaway beaches on the small tropical islands to the north around Nosy Be.

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In Europe the school summer holidays see the mass exodus for family holidays from the UK heading all over the world!  Think carefully though before booking your July – August summer holidays, a lot of places in the southern hemisphere or in the Indian Ocean and SE Asia can be quite rainy and Cape Town for example experiences quite cold Atlantic winters at times. Contact us for advice on the best location for your family holiday. If you don’t like too much heat and want to stay in Europe why not head to the Nordic countries? Norway offers spectacular scenery around the Fjords and many self drive options, as do the Baltic countries of Latvia or Estonia.  If you do want to stay in Europe we can help with a huge range of hotels and beach holidays. 

Coast Starlight © Amtrak Vacations

Coast Starlight © Amtrak Vacations

Iceland is ever popular in the summer holidays, it’s a great time of year for self drive holidays here.  Lots of adventures here include whale watching and seeing the many glaciers and geysers of this volcanic landscape. 

Canada is very popular through the summer months with the Rocky Mountains being truly spectacular and bear sightings on the increase in British Columbia.  Take the train across from Toronto to Calgary and through the Rockies to Vancouver, or self drive and travel over to Vancouver Island from where you can enjoy whale and bear watching tours. 

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The whole trip was great, you chose lovely accommodation - just what we wanted. Highlights included beach life in Naxos, village in Crete, awesome sights in Santorini, and Athens is one of our favourite places. If I had to choose the best, the small hotel in Panoramos was fantastic and we enjoyed the ferries between islands etc. and the friendliness & service of the Greek people.
Chris and Annette – Greece Island Hopping (July 2017)
July 19, 2017

Everything was truly amazing. I've never had a holiday like it and it felt great to be honouring my parent's legacy and their last wishes which was "Go somewhere special together - hang the expense! I loved the TWJ travel wallet and luggage tags - we never felt like we were 'just a customer" or that something couldn't be done or that they were trying to hard sell me at any time. I certainly enjoyed a very special holiday indeed.
Phil & Karen Vatter – Italian Lakes (June-July 2017)
July 7, 2017

The holiday was great, and different from our usual - was great not to have a car! Some of it surprised us how much we liked things we hadn't tried! Villa Anatoli was just beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, in a brilliant location where we could walk to the beach and the harbour for evening meals and the view blew us all away. A lovely part of the the chilling out process. We are totally refreshed and had a great break - is it too early to plan for next summer?!
Island Hopping in Greece – Waine Family (August 2016)
August 13, 2016

Excellent correspondence & local knowledge prior to travel was very useful, Julie and her team were excellent throughout the booking process and whilst we were away. We loved the villa, the scale of how large the villa was didn't come across on the website pages so to see it in front of us was breathtaking! Thank you for a lovely holiday x
Portugal Villa- Holland & Hines family (July 2016)
August 17, 2016

Thailand was great we had an amazing time thank you so much! We loved both the hotels and their locations and would highly recommend both. Resort recommendation was excellent. I'm not sure we would have come across these hotels on our own and they were both exactly what we were looking for. Also thank you for getting such a good price for us. I was surprised that this holiday was not more expensive! Highlights -
Molloy Family – Thailand (July 2016)
August 10, 2016

Thank you for finding and booking this hotel for us - we could not fault this place - perfect if you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday. Food, rooms, staff, beach all fab (might need jelly shoes to get in water as slightly rocky at waters edge (we managed) but once in the water sandy bottom and beautifully clear and lovely to swim in. We popped into town a couple of nights all very pleasant and nice atmosphere. A great holiday thank you xxx
Greece Thessaloniki – Brooks family group x 10 (July 2016)
August 10, 2016

Thank you for booking our holiday to Portugal for us, we have a lovely time. The hotel (Pousada Convento de Tavira) was fabulous, the room was spacious and the staff lovely, polite and helpful.
Peter & Julia Jarratt – Portugal (Oct 2015)
October 13, 2015

Our Route 66 trip was brilliant thank you. The driving was not as difficult as I expected - we bought the EZ66 guide in Joliet. Grand canyon was a great detour. I just enjoyed meeting the local people, they keep the route and history going, but not in a crazy way, just living on it.
Charlotte & Chris – Route 66 (July 2015)
September 1, 2015

We had a lovely time on our recent family holiday to Cyprus (Paphos – Olympic Lagoon Resort) – the hotel is all shiny and new so very clean. Food was very good, lots of choice and presented very well. We preferred to eat in the buffet style restaurant as more choice. The children did go in […]
Brooks Family – Cyprus (July 2015)
July 27, 2015

Our tailor made Route 66 holiday was the best trip we have ever done - you did a great job at organising it, thank you! It was a great balance of accommodation with quirky motels, boutique hotels and historic sites. We would recommend anyone thinking about a trip down Route 66 to do it!
Tim, Anne, Paul and Emma – Route 66 (July 2015)
September 6, 2015

In my view life is too short NOT to use Julie's experience and contacts when booking a holiday! I couldn't recommend Travel With Jules more highly.
Nicky Fussell – several destinations (July 2015)
July 3, 2015

It’s hard to find fault if Theme Parks and attractions are your thing! For this holiday as you know it was a bit of a compromise but the kids really enjoyed themselves which is all that matters. The luxury villa was exceptional – fully equipped and in lovely condition. A great location for getting to […]
Mark Dixon – Orlando, Florida (July-Aug 2014)
September 2, 2014

What a fantastic trip and adventure, we drove over 3000 miles saw all we could and met lots of nice Americans! Thank you for all your help and planning, you did a fantastic job from start to finish. Overall the hotels were a good mix, the Allegro in Chicago was excellent with a ‘wine hour’ […]
Tony & Max – USA Route 66 (July 2014)
August 22, 2014

We absolutely loved Malawi and the whole itinerary was perfect! You were very efficient in sorting it all out, we could not fault a thing. Mountain biking, hiking, boat safaris and Lake Malawi - all very different and all great fun!
The Mack Family – Malawi (July 2014)
August 13, 2014

Everything that you organised went like clockwork - nothing could have been done better and we would unreservedly recommend you to our friends (actually we did so before we went away!).
Frederick & Heather – Spain rail holiday (July 2014)
August 2, 2014

Our honeymoon to South Africa, to Cape Town and along the Garden Route was absolutely amazing as was the safari at Kariega, thank you so much for organising it all. Every single one of the places that we stayed at was absolutely perfect, you did such a good job!
Sara and Stuart – South Africa (July 2014)
September 2, 2014

Lovely people, lovely food …. fascinating culture, the elephants rocked! Thanks for everything you did this time round Jules. We have been so fortunate to visit amazing places in the past – but this (and the consensus of all) was the holiday to top all holidays.
Long family – Thailand (July 2013)
August 8, 2013

Everything was perfect, from the flights, to the car rental, and to the superb hotels. We had a great time and saw some AMAZING sights ... Thankyou so much for your help in pulling this together for us
Jim ‘Essex’ – USA West Route 66 (July 2013)
August 7, 2013

What a wonderful time we have had on our Cruise round the British Isles! The ship (The Balmoral), cabin, food, entertainment was all excellent.
Eric & Beryl Thompson – Round Britain Cruise (July 2013)
August 3, 2013

We had a truly memorable time and everything went relatively like clockwork. It was very comforting to turn up and be expected at all locations. Like everyone we guess we would have tweaked things a little with the benefit of hindsight, but overall extremely satisfied.  Our journey took us all around California, along the Pacific […]
John, Mandy, Martin & Fay – Western USA fly drive (July 13)
November 24, 2013

Iceland was amazing, the scenery was stunning and the geysers & glaciers took my breath away. The only thing was that I wanted to stay for longer! Thank you for all your help, you made things so easy for me. I'll be in touch for my next trip once I've saved some more money! Thanks again.
Kerrie Parfitt – Iceland (July 2012)
August 20, 2012

We contacted Julie with some guidelines such as general location and dates and she came back to us with lots of good options. The one we picked was perfect and we had a brilliant time - thank you for all your help and we will be happy to recommend your services.
Sennett Family – Scotland (July 2012)
July 30, 2012

Thank you for organising our recent trip to USA, all flights, transfers and the hire car arrangements ran smoothly! In New York the 48-hr Hop on, Hop off bus was excellent. The night tour was a bonus and the boat around Statue of Liberty was the best way to do it given the huge queues for the boat that landed at the Statue of Liberty We enjoyed the sights around New York and Washington. The hotel in Washington was ideally located. Thanks for all your help with organising our trip for us - I would definitely ask for your help again!
Nicky Fussell – USA (July 2012)
August 4, 2012

We have just returned from a fabulous week in Kefalonia, organised at lightening speed (a day and a half in fact!). Jules' unflustered approach, helpful advice, huge enthusiasm and willingness to put herself out for us is something we will not forget in a hurry, and really appreciate. We will not hesitate to consult her when we next want a holiday - thanks Jules!
Helen Roberts – Kefalonia (July 2011)
August 6, 2011

Within three hours of me posting a Tweet for holiday help, I received a phone call from Jules. By the next morning my week’s holiday in Crete was researched, sorted and agreed, including a good deal on car hire. We stayed in some great apartments in the heart of the resort and enjoyed a really relaxing week. I can’t recommend Jules highly enough (or Twitter!) and will certainly consider using her services again.
Graham Richards – Crete (July 2011)
August 24, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

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Internet bookings often go wrong!
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Travel With Jules New Office!
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Documentary to mark anniversary of Born Free
October 21, 2016

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September 8, 2016

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The Millionaires Holiday Club
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New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!
May 30, 2016

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!
May 18, 2016

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history
May 3, 2016

Uganda e-visas
May 3, 2016

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia
April 22, 2016

Entry requirements updated for Kenya
March 24, 2016

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana
March 23, 2016

Changes to Dubai airport taxes
February 18, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!
February 7, 2016

ZIKA Virus Travel News
January 26, 2016

Sharm el Sheikh flights update
January 20, 2016

Changes to USA entry requirements
January 17, 2016

News from the Warm Heart of Africa
January 30, 2016

World Wildlife Day!
March 3, 2016

We are working with Naturetrek!
January 14, 2016

A win for Africa’s Lions!
December 22, 2015

Marsh Pride Lions new arrivals in the Mara!
December 17, 2015

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!
December 11, 2015

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December 16, 2015

Change in visa fees – Madagascar
December 10, 2015

Fast track entry to USA for frequent travellers
November 26, 2015

Follow BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ on your own wildlife adventure!
November 30, 2015

New flight route links South Africa with Zanzibar
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Visas for India made easier!
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Changes to visa requirements for Kenya
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Wildlife & Wilderness of Alaska

Cruise round Resurrection Bay and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. This is an active adventure tour to Alaska involving float plane flights, bear viewing, wildlife cruises and wilderness.

Route 66 Holidays

Self drive Route 66 - bespoke holiday packages including flights, car or bike hire staying in historic and character hotels & motels

Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is the ultimate in romance and nostalgia for the rail traveller!

Elephant Watch Camp Samburu

Visit Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants in Samburu, home of 'This Wild Life' BBC programme and the Douglas-Hamilton Family. Luxury eco-camp safari.

Ibo – Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Ibo Island stands lost in time in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Experience this with an adventurous dhow safari camping on gorgeous islands.

Kefalonia Holidays

Tailor made holidays to beautiful Kefalonia - stunning beaches and coves, fishing villages & walking trails. Villas, cosy B&Bs and apartments. Ideal for families or couples.

Highlands Discovery Papua New Guinea

Introductory 10 night tour to Papua New Guinea. Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

Cooking Holidays to Italy – Al Vecchio

An authentic owner run Italian restaurant, hotel and cooking school in Emilia Romagna. Al Vecchio Convento runs cookery and language courses, painting and truffle hunting.

China Tours including Panda Keeper for a Day!

Escorted tours & cruises in China to see Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China, Yangtze River and spend a day with the Giant Pandas!

Sleep in a Treehouse in Tanzania

Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

Short break to Iceland

Short break holiday to Iceland all year round, 3 nights taking in the main highlights including Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Small group tour.

Luxury Sports Car Holidays in Italy

Drive your own Luxury Ferrari through stunning scenery of Italy, stay in top hotels, experience the ultimate Gran Turismo experience.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Watch the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China roll by from your comfortable cabin, enjoy vodka and caviar tasting on board and make regular stops to discover the highlights of this classic route.

Outdoor Canada Family Adventure Holiday

Adventure family holiday from Calgary to Vancouver, camping and hiking in the Rocky mountains, stay in a yurt and on a ranch, spot bears and whales!

Madagascar Wildlife Tour Reef & Rainforest

A tailor made holiday in Madagascar combining stunning lemur-rich rainforests and a lovely eco-sensitive beach hotel on a reef-protected beach at Ile Ste Marie.

Family Holiday New England, New York & Niagara

Travel with like-minded families on this group tour to New England, taking in the cities of Boston and New York and visiting Niagara Falls. Visit Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream factory & the Cheers Bar for the parents!

Queen of Karia

Charter this luxury Turkish Gulet and enjoy the gourmet food and fabulous hosting in the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Historic Pousadas of the Algarve

Pousada Convento de Tavira & Pousada Palacio de Estoi - historic boutique hotels on the Algarve.

Primates & Dragons of Indonesia

A wonderful small group natural history tour to Indonesia including Orang-utans in the jungles of Sumatra, exotic birdlife & Komodo Dragons

Turkish Villas

A range of authentic, owner run villas and holiday homes in Turkey. Coastal, rural, pools and catered. Ideal for family holidays.

Family Costa Rica Adventure

Take your family on a perfect wildlife adventure holiday to Costa Rica!

Calgary Stampede

Experience the world's largest outdoor rodeo at the Calgary Stampede in July. 3 night package including 2 day admission.

Bush Rover suites

A unique opportunity to sleep in a Land Rover in the heart of Saadani National Park or Selous Game Reserve!

Trans Asia Railways & Expeditions

Travelling across Asia is one of the greatest adventures in the world and there are a huge range of group adventure and overland tours to choose from across Russia or along the Silk Route. Trans-Siberian Railways offer a variety of rail journeys across Asia too.

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